Sumter County Tourism

Kring Coffin Shop, Gainseville, AL

Kring Coffin Shop, Gainseville, AL

Sumter County has approximately 130 historical sites including one old depot, one historic bridge, one historic courthouse, three historic districts/downtowns, three Civil War sites, six historic cemeteries, 10 historic markers, 12 historic commercial and/or school site, 20 historic churches, and 71 historic homes.

The Sumter County Fine Arts Council, UWA, and the Coleman Center for the Arts in York provide quality entertainment, arts education programs, and arts exhibitions to the West Alabama community. UWA hosts the annual Sucarnochee Folk life Festival each April, and both UWA and the SCFAC have hosted numerous plays, theatrical troupes, local performers, and orchestral performances. The Coleman Center houses a small art gallery and hosts educational arts programs for the local community.

For the avid golfer, we have the Livingston Country Club and Sumter Country Club in York. Sumter County is well known for its plentiful hunting lands. Southern Sportsman Lodge is one of several private hunting facilities, and there are many public facilities as well. Many private and public lakes including Lake LU, the Tombigbee River, and the Sucarnochee River make fishing and boating excellent recreational activities. There are three privately owned fishing facilities: Sweet Apple Farms, Dreamlake, and Southern Sportsman Lodge. Other hunting/fishing facilities include Ed Vaughn Hunting, P-Arrow Plantation, Cameron Quail Preserve, Triple D Ranch, and Jug Branch Fishing. UWA hosts games of all major sports including football, basketball, baseball, softball, tennis, volleyball, soccer, rodeo, and cross country. UWA is also home to the Sumter County Nature Trust Nature Trails, located at Lake LU, which provide walking, running, picnicking, boating, fishing, and bird-watching opportunities.